September Talent Showcase

September Talent It is the start of another new month which means another month of incredible talent that Agency 8 is proud to work with and represent. We work with eight different lines of business, helping clients fill both their short-term project openings and offering full-time hire support as well. Whether temporary or permanent hire… Read More »

These Are the Hardest Jobs to Fill Right Now

toughest positions to fill now talent labor shortage

Labor Shortage Alert! Run a quick job search on Indeed for job openings, and you will be shocked. As of September 2021 the Houston vacancies on this site alone are a whopping 92,000!  In data published by Indeed.com, the authors determined that there are roughly 9.8 million job openings in the U.S. Just last month, the labor market… Read More »

Avoid Losing a Candidate in Ten Steps

  In past articles, we discussed how to attract new talent and keep your current talent by providing offerings that can make your organization and team stand out amongst the thousands of other opportunities.  In some of our recent articles, hiring managers are losing candidates and not retaining them due to various factors that range… Read More »

Engineering Talent Showcase July 2021

76% of Managers have experienced turnover in their organization and roles are becoming harder to fill with the right talent and keeping them filled.   Some of the toughest skills to find currently are in the Engineering and Technology space. These are candidates who are high in demand and individuals that will make a huge… Read More »

Technology and Engineering Superstars

76% of Managers have experienced turnover in their organization and roles are becoming harder to fill with the right talent and keeping them filled.   Some of the toughest skills to find currently are in the Engineering and Technology space. These are candidates who are high in demand and individuals that will make a huge… Read More »

Finders Keepers, Employee Edition

Attracting and Keeping Top Talent: A Guide for Managers    It’s a Candidate’s Market. Let’s face it, hiring good talent is only getting more challenging.  Check out the numbers:   Unemployment  May 2021: 5.8% Job Openings April 2021: 9.3 Million Employee Voluntary Resignation Level April 2021: 4 Million Surveyed Percentage of Hiring Managers struggling with… Read More »

HR, Welcome to Your seat at the Table

Well, now…don’t just stand there, pull up a seat!  HR, we are happy to have you at the table. Now, more than ever, we need Human Resources to successfully guide organizations. Recently, businesses have struggled to overcome the health, economic and cultural ramifications of the pandemic. Through it all, HR has been the change navigator.… Read More »

Implement these 10 Critical Strategies for Hiring Success

Implement these 10 Critical Strategies for Your Hiring Success Companies are struggling with sourcing talent and to be honest… It’s not getting any better. Evidence shows that there’s a whole bunch of turnover coming in the near future. One of the largest problems I see employers struggling with is the lack of embracing change. What… Read More »

Agency 8 Celebrates Juneteenth

Agency 8 Juneteenth

Juneteenth, now a National holiday to commemorate the ending of slavery in the US. We celebrate this day as “America’s second Independence Day”. Agency 8 Celebrates Freedom on Juneteeth.  This Holiday hits close to home…literally!  Originating it’s history in Galveston, Texas, it has been celebrated annually on June 19 in various parts of the United States… Read More »

Prepare Now for the Critical Talent Shortage

The Critical Talent Shortage is REAL and it’s reaching a 15-year high. How will you prepare for the historically strong job growth in the coming months? What you need to know about the Critical Hiring Talent Shortage in 2021 According to the latest Conference Board Employment Trends Index (ETI), the Hiring demand is heating up… Read More »